RNC throws teabagger Breitbart under the bus

The Republican National Committee has canceled a fundraiser with conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart, who is under fire for promoting an edited video that falsely portrays former Agriculture Department employee Shirley Sherrod as having boasted about discriminating against a white farmer looking for her assistance.

Breitbart was scheduled to appear with RNC Chairman Michael Steele at a reception later this month in Beverly Hills…

The spokesman said the fundraiser was cancelled “To better capitalize on the fall fundraising season that happens post-Labor Day, while also lowering costs by utilizing existing trips to California.”

Michael Steele is concerned about lowering costs?

Breitbart has been under fire for posting the video clip of Sherrod that led to a rush to judgment and Sherrod’s forced resignation. She was later vindicated when her speech to a chapter of the NAACP was shown in full.

I look forward to the exercise in sophistry requiring neocons and libertarians to defend both the RNC and Breitbart.

Beverly Hills tells “outside” students they have to leave

In a contentious meeting ringed by police officers, the Beverly Hills school board has voted to dismiss roughly 400 students enrolled in its schools on out-of-district permits.

The school system here has long opened its doors to students who live outside the district — currently about one in seven of its roughly 4,800 students — in large part because they brought a financial benefit. But now, because California has reduced local support to schools, including the reimbursements for out-of-district students, the so-called permit students are more of a burden to the schools than a boon.

Beverly Hills will soon use property tax dollars to finance its schools to replace money lost from the state. So the board voted to notify most of the out-of-district students that they must go.

Although I recognize this is an inconvenience, it’s certainly not life or death,” said Steven Fenton, the board president.

Mr. Fenton added that for those who wanted to keep their children in the schools, “there are apartments waiting for you.”

Many of the students must now choose between private schools or their local school under the Los Angeles Unified School District, which is largely troubled.

“Go back to your home school to make it better,” Lisa Korbatov, the board’s vice president, admonished parents with children in the Beverly Hills schools on permits. “I don’t understand this entitlement.”

A ton of useful questions raised in this whole article. All devolve to the question of providing the best possible education for your kids.

Yes, there is a deal of fuffaraw raised by the sleaze and solipsism spouting from the Beverly Hills side of the question. You expected different?